This film opens with a message that it’s entirely based on truth. Interesting.
I’m somewhat of a sucker for war movies. Not sure why, but maybe it’s just a guy thing. Something about the struggle to win and live and help your wounded buddy. Anyway, here’s a new war movie. You learn that it’s an account of the last known of something like 15 attempts by the German people themselves to assassinate Hilter. While watching it I kept wondering why these events have never made it into the history books. Why hadn’t I heard of this sort of thing before, with the German army taking control of the SS following a bomb blast in the room Hilter was in at the time. Fascinating.
It’s the latest flick to feature Tom Cuise in the lead. When I first saw a trailer for this I thought “No, not Tom. How could he possibly play a serious war role?” But, after all, it is a war movie so I’d have to watch it. Well, it had to be the magnificent supporting cast and great directing. This is a good film. And while I don’t care for much that mister Cruise has done, he is convincing in this role.
If you enjoy war movies as I do, especially those that are based on some particular event, this is well worth a watch.